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Tearful Train Bomber Confesses

A Filipino Muslim extremist charged over a deadly train bombing broke down in court yesterday and said he would rather die than live with the memory of what he had done. Saifullah Mukhlis Yunos readily admitted his guilt and wept as prosecutors showed him photographs of the mangled bodies of the victims. ‘I cry every time I see it,’ he said, after looking at the photos at a preliminary hearing here. Wiping away tears with his manacled hands, he said: ‘I admit my responsibility. I am ready to die.’ Mukhlis, of the separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), said he helped carry out the Dec 30, 2000, bombings in retaliation for a raid on an MILF camp. Twenty-two people were killed in five almost-simultaneous bombings in Manila, most of them on the train. Full Story

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